The Maze

The Maze

by Will Hobbs

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Overview

Just fourteen, Rick Walder is alone, on the run, and desperate. Stowing away in the back of a truck, he suddenly finds himself at a dead end, out in the middle of nowhere. The Maze. In this surreal landscape of stark redrock spires and deep sandstone canyons, Rick stumbles into the remote camp of Lon Perigrino, a bird biologist who is realeasing fledgling California condors back into the wild. Intriqued by the endangered condors and the strange bearded man dedicated to saving them, Rick decides to stay on. When two men with a vicious dog drive up in a battered old Humvee, Rick discovers that Lon and his birds are in grave danger. Will he be able to save them? In a heart-stopping adventure infused with the spirit of the Icarus myth and a boy's dreams of flight, Will Hobbs brings readers a unique tale of identity, personal growth, and friendship.

01 Blue Spruce Award Masterlist (YA Cat.), 01 AZ Young Reader Award Masterlist (Teen Bks cat.), 00-01 Sunshine State Young Reader's Award Masterlist (Gr. 6-8), 00-01 Black-Eyed Susan Award Masterlist, 00-01 Minnesota's Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award Masterlist, 00-01 South Carolina Book Award Nomination Masterlist (Grds 6-9), 00-01 Lone Star Reading List, 00-01 Utah Book Award (Gr. 7-12), 01 Washington State Evergreen YA Book Award Masterlist, 00-01 Young Hoosier Book Award Masterlist (Gr. 6-8), and 01 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award Nominee Masterlist

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780380729135
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/01/1999
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 342,477
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Will Hobbs is the award-winning author of nineteen novels, including Far North, Crossing the Wire, and Take Me to the River.

Never Say Die began with the author's eleven-day raft trip in 2003 down the Firth River on the north slope of Canada's Yukon Territory. Ever since, Will has been closely following what scientists and Native hunters are reporting about climate change in the Arctic. When the first grolar bear turned up in the Canadian Arctic, he began to imagine one in a story set on the Firth River.

A graduate of Stanford University, Will lives with his wife, Jean, in Durango, Colorado.

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Maze 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
roddick343 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
this was a slow book, but it gets better. the first five pages are fast, then the rest on is slow. its about a boy that is in a juvenile delinquent center for throwing rocks at a sign. he runs away, and finds himself living with a total stranger.he soon finds that he has a love for birds called condors. then two people threaten the existence of the condors,the boy,and the stranger.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it sooooooo much it was amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Coolest book ever i loved it
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Sighs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cody we will get u out. Someone is coming to help u. We will c u back at hq. *she pauses* good luck. *the earpiece crackles and she is gone
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Rick is a fourteen year old boy who seems to have nothing go the way he wants it to. Rick has been to numerous foster homes after his grandmother died, and he gets thrown in a juvenile detention center when he releases his anger on a stop sign. Almost through his sentence, Rick escapes juvenile detention and steals a man named Lon¿s truck. Lon catches Rick, but ends up turning into one of Rick¿s only friends. Lon is a government bird watcher, and while Rick and Lon spend time watching the birds, a mysterious scheme is going on in the desert right under their noses. Will Rick and Lon save the day? You¿ll have to find out. I overall liked the book very well. There wasn¿t anything wrong with it and the storyline was great. I¿m not the biggest reader though, and I got tired of reading a two hundred fifty page book. This novel is not part of a series, which I personally think is a bad thing, because I wouldn¿t mind reading another book that is similar to this one. Also, this book may not remind me of any other books or television shows, but it is a great book. I also believe that Will Hobbs is a fantastic author and I have been reading and enjoying his books all year long. If I would have to make a suggestion to all the people that love Gary Paulsen¿s work, but you are starting to outgrow his reading level, read a Will Hobbs book because he is the Gary Paulsen of the older teenage generation
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! It's a fantasic, entertaining, and fun read. I recomend this book for people ages 12-15.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book was ok. It got me interested. The best part was towards the end when Rick makes a magnificent flight on a hang glider in the middle of a bad storm. The worst part was when Rick was escaping a youth detention center. I didnt like how it went through time so quikly. It would be talking about them being in a meadow, and the next page it would be a day later in their camp site. I would reccommend this book. I'm glad i gave this book a chance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Maze is a Complex book, it's both lame and half-exciting. The part that's the best is when he escapes the Blue Canyon Compound. The Author is very descriptive with how he discribess how he injured his cheek. Another part is three-quarters of the way through book, is he was eighteen thousand feet in the air! I don't know how many kids want to learn about birds from the Ice Age, but I'm not one of them!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book isn¿t even good at all. I thought it could have been made a lot better than it really was. They made a story about birds of all things it is pretty much pointless. The best and closest to reality is breaking free, out of the whole book. I would probably recommend this book to people who love to read about birds or is a tree hugger. Other than that I would say don¿t even pick it up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that this book was very good. It's hard to stop reading once you start the book. This book has a very good hook that grabs you in from the start. The best part of this book is when Rick is looking for Lon on the Hanglider. The worst part of this book is when rick has to go back to the judge and go to another school. I recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure and outdoor books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I didnt like this book, it has a good beginning but then it falls apart and it becomes boring. The Maze is about a 14 year old boy name Rick who escapes from prison and he hitchhikes on the back of a truck, ends up in a maze and becomes good friends with a bird biologist. Best part of the book is in the beginning where he runs away from prison, but then it looses all its action when he gets to the maze and the book loses its interest. I would not recommend this book, I'm not a big fan of it. =)
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Maze was a great action packed book! I really enjoyed the real life experiences thrown in so strategically. Will Hobbs really used creativity in linking all of the characters together through personal relationships and background. The only part of this book that I disliked was how quickly the book wrapped up and concluded. If you like action, outdoors, and some suspense, I would highly recommend this wonderful piece of literature.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The maze is a good book because Rick the main character breaks out of Blue Canyon were he was sent to. The best part of the book is when Rick learns to fly with Lon and when he finds a dead café in the back of the supply truck. The worst part of this book is when Charlile kills one of the birds. If your life is like a maze you should read this book because I think that you would like it because I did.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about a trouble making boy that runs away from a juvenile detention area ate the age of 14. It tells about what happens after that. I thought it had a great ending, but the beginning was very slow. It took a long time to start. The exciment and the action it was very good. My favorite part of the book is when the main character is being chased by two bad guys at the end. I won't give the end away though. I would reccomend this book to anyone who is interested into suspense filled books. It's made for any age, boy or girl. I hope if anybody decides to read it, that they will like it as much as i did.
Guest More than 1 year ago
maze was a vey good book
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book The Maze, by Will Hobbs is great. I couldn't tear myself away from it! Blue Canyon Detention Center sounds like a horrible place. Rick Walkers journey to the maze is both exciting and suspensefull. I would recomend this book to anyone who loves adventure and nature. The man Lon in the book sounds like a really great guy. I loved this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My name is Derek and I really enjoyed this book. I was very entertained and was caught in the suspense while reading this novel. I would also call this book a great learning experience. As you read on you learn all about gigantic birds called Condors. When you have learned some information, you get pulled into learning more, just as the main character Rick does. This isa book that you won't put down or keep on the shelf for long.